Cause or effect? ADD Tip o the day 206

I see a lot of confusion, even among scientists, about cause and effect.  Recently heard a great lecture on the negative effects of stress on our bodies, brains, and minds.  Dr. said that studies show that people who take short naps every afternoon have fewer heart attacks and strokes.  I can believe that.  If you have a hard driving intense personality, type A, you are more prone to heart attack and strokes.  Do you think that we type A’s take naps, or are we too busy?  So, cause or effect?

Do taking  naps protect us, or do the kind of people who take naps also have less stress?

Plus the stress of the type A life causes more problems with our ADD and ADHD as well.  So we do need to learn how to reduce and manage stress.  


got a good suggestion to do these in black

then got a vote for blue

i like the blue better, but think it doesnt show up as well on facebook maybe

I’m trying to figure out how to post these on a special page, but so far they still come up on the main page.  need help

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Cause or effect? ADD Tip o the day 206

  1. Scott says:

    I don’t know who the doctor in question was, but if he’s responsible he should have based his statement on a decently controlled study. If he did, naps would be indicated (more studies should confirm) as a prophylactic against heart attack and stroke in a defined population. If he didn’t, he should have kept his mouth shut.


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